“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity — all I hope for in my clothes.” ~ Yves Saint Laurent
Denim is often my ultimate go-to when I have nothing to wear. There is something about this simple, yet chic item of clothing that can transform your outfit from day to night in a snap and is a “must have” for any closet.
Nevertheless, all too often I see girls get stuck in a basic “T-shirt and jeans” look that is okay, but can be unimpressive. Ante up your denim ensemble with the best denim looks by your favorite celebrities (and where you can shop similar items, too!).
DENIM DRESS DELIGHT
Christina Milian arrived at Beauty Con looking playful and relaxed in a fitted, stonewashed denim dress. She paired the look with sneakers for an effortless appeal that allowed her to maneuver through the crowds and speak on stage in style.
Wearing denim jeans over and over on your weekend dates? Opt for a denim dress instead. Check out these buy-now options, below, that will take your denim dress style to the next level:
LaQuan Smith created a sexy denim dress that’s perfect for a weekend dinner date or while on vacation. Splurge and support Black designers with this $595 Mara Denim Midi dress that will have you serving some serious style.
Can’t afford to splurge? No worries, beauties, we have you covered!
This dress will create and define your waist with the band that’s placed under the bust. The frill on the sleeves adds a feminine vibe to this piece!
This piece is a versatile for your closet! The A-line cut makes it flattering on most body types and is a perfect ensemble to dress up or down. This is a must-have vacation piece!
This beautiful piece is under $50. Yes, really!
WALK THIS WAY
Denim isn’t just for clothing. It’s for accessories! From Rihanna launching an all-denim collaboration with Manolo Blahnik to stars proudly rocking a variety of denim shoes, give your feet some serious fashion love with denim.
Whether it’s a sexy thigh-high shoe or the perfect summertime wedge, we have the footwork to keep your feet looking fashion-forward.
Go to great heights like Kim Kardashian. Thigh-high boots are perfect for oversized T-shirt dresses and pum-pum shorts!
Without a doubt, a summer shoe is definitely the wedge. Giving you height, yet comfort, there really isn’t a more perfect shoe … unless it comes in denim.
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The chunky heel makes these shoes easy for all-day wear. Pair with a white dress for smashing summer style!
Get the best of both trends! Lucite heels are in for summer 2016. Make it denim for a funky take on a club-like style.
GO TO GREAT LENGTHS
An easy way to upgrade your denim? Play with the lengths of your jeans. Wear them mid-calf with booties, like Zendaya did below, or go for a wide-leg pair that will look perfect in the office and gives just a peek of your shoes.
Cigarette length pants are my go-to favorite, looking professional in the office, and stylish with a pair of strappy heels. Check out these jeans below:
GIVE YOUR DENIM AN ACCENT
Embroidery on denim is a thing. Decorate your favorite piece with a nice accent to personalize your style. Whether you choose to do matching mommy and me Gucci jackets, like Beyoncé and Blue Ivy, or just a hint of embroidery on a dark denim dress like Rihanna, we got you covered.
Here are some perfect embroidered denim pieces for you:
Think they only make boyfriend jeans? Get a boyfriend denim jacket, too! Try this one with a pattern on the back to upgrade your jean jacket style.
You’ve been drankin’ watermelon (juice) … because it’s summer (and Beyoncé). Now you can wear it, too!
This jean jacket has all-over badge detailing and classic point collar. Get the Gucci look without spending Gucci prices!
These jeans have a relaxed fit and have floral embroidered print mainly on the right leg and accenting on the left. Pair with an off-the-shoulder white shirt for a boho chic style!
Beauties, no more boring jean ensembles. Look delightful in denim with the tips above!
PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, LaQuan Smith, ASOS
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